We can all agree that emotional intelligence is something that goes far beyond being likable or having good social skills.
It is also a well-known fact that emotional intelligence is just as important as intellectual intelligence and hard skills when it comes to you – being an exceptional leader in your field. Because designing a better chair will be pointless if you don’t have the skills to convince others why your invention is better and how it can benefit them.
So, do you know which qualities make someone truly emotionally intelligent?
Richard E. Boyatzis and Daniel Goleman, both business school professors, have been working for decades to find out the true meaning of being emotionally intelligent. This pair revealed the 12 essential components of possessing exceptional people skills.
And being nice is not enough.
When we hear the word emotional intelligence, we often assume that that person is empathetic, pleasant, and flexible to any situation.
However, while these are all attractive qualities – if a person has only them they may be too meek or unskilled to share their vision thus making them bad leaders.
According to Boyatzis and Goleman, there is a complement of dozen skills that stand for complete and exceptional EQ. Here is the list of the 12 components:
1. EMOTIONAL SELF-CONTROL
2. EMOTIONAL SELF-AWARENESS
3. POSITIVE OUTLOOK
7. ORGANIZATIONAL AWARENESS
8. CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
9. ACHIEVEMENT ORIENTATION
10. MENTOR AND COACH
12. INSPIRATIONAL LEADERSHIP
Take a minute to review these 12 competencies in your mind, so that you can get a sense of which areas you may need to work on to achieve a perfect emotional intelligence.
Which are your strongest skills? And in which are you failing?
Mary Wright is a professional writer with more than 10 years of incessant practice. Her topics of interest gravitate around the fields of the human mind and the interpersonal relationships of people.If you have a general question or comment please fill out the form and we will get back to you as soon as possible https://curiousmindmagazine.com/contact-us/ .